Team Dodgy meets again! Craig was in town so Neil, Dave, Craig and I met at the base of the Old Buck Trail in North Vancouver. The guys had big goals for the day that I wasn't sure I was ready for so we went our separate ways on the trail. We all had a great day out there, I did 2.5 hours of hills. Plenty of up and down with some great running sections.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Saturday Neil and I drove 24 km south of Whistler to the Garibaldi Lake trail head in Garabaldi Provincial Park. No dogs are allowed in the park so Fergus had a quiet day indoors. The first 6km of the trail is a gradual uphill climb through dense forest of Douglas Fir trees. We ran into snow at approximately 2km up the trail. Thankfully we had our Kathoolas in the pack and once we had them on our feet it made a big difference to provide us with some grip on the slippery snow. I had 1 pole for additional grip.
The weather here in the Vancouver area is unseasonally hot! 31 degrees C today! It's only mid April. That's really crazy. It hasn't been this hot in April since 1962. There are some early forest fires that have started in both BC and Alberta. Yikes!
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
This weekend we made the decision to say good bye to the snow and start running longer on the trails. It was such an awesome snow year (and still is). It is a fun time of year when you can ski/snowshoe up top on Mt. Seymour and run on the trails lower down.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Oh what spectacular skiing at Blackcomb and Whistler this weekend! This is on the top of Blackcomb Mountain looking over to Whistler range.
Monday, March 28, 2016
We started the Easter weekend with a snowshoe up Mount Seymour on Friday. We started out in the mist but it soon burned away and we had glorious sunshine. Then we were off to Whistler for some downhill skiing.
Mount Seymour that towers over the Vancouver area.
This is at the top of Whistler mountain looking across to the Blackcomb Mountain ski area.
Ski helmets are a new addition to the gear since we last skied. They were very cushioned and comfortable so easy to wear.
What a beautiful day!
Look - a Craig sighting!!Monday we were back in Vancouver and met up with Craig for another snowshoe outing on Seymour, we just had to experience again the incredible conditions so late in the season. I think the snow is going to be around for awhile!
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Neil and Dave Mt. Seymour on the first day of the 2016 Bagger Challenge. Go team Dodgy!
There is plenty of snow which should hang around for some more snowy adventures yet this year.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
The snow is deep on the peaks. Today this was the view for my run. I could have stayed out there all day! The air was fresh and the sun was warm. I had a 12noon spin class to get to so I had to leave the scene.
This is the Golden Ears Range from the Dykes in Pitt Meadows.
It is Spring Break so the ski mountains will be bustling with such ideal snow and weather conditions.